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Published on September 21st, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Edgy Celebrities That Transcended Music

The world of music and bad behaviour have always mixed; after all, the saying ‘rock n roll’ was primarily based on this precise thing. However, there have been certain examples of celebrities throughout the year that could have taken that to a new extreme. Some of those have even become more famous because of their antics rather than their music. Here are just a few that spring to mind.

Ozzy Osbourne

It is difficult to start any list talking about edgy musicians without talking about the Prince of Darkness himself. The Birmingham rocker rose to fame as the leading man of Black Sabbath, before enjoying a fine career as a solo artist. Osbourne later rejoined the band for a final set of tours which culminated in a gig in their hometown in the West Midlands. However, off the stage, Osbourne was anything but a Prince.

Aside from drug and alcohol abuse throughout his career, he also had a reputation from biting the heads off animals during concerts and in front of music executives. He has also famously snorted ants and urinated into people’s drinks during dinner. However, he remains a trailblazer in the world of heavy metal, and that will never change. Just don’t invite him for dinner.

Lenny

One of the worst kept secrets in the world of music is that Lenny from Motorhead was a huge fan of gambling. After all, one of the bands most popular songs was titled ‘Ace of Spades’. Lenny was reportedly an avid gambler and particularly liked slots machines like the ones that you would find at an online casino. As well as this, he was also a huge fan of poker and consistently played whenever the band were touring around the world. Lenny admitted in an interview that he wanted to make a song about something he loved, rather than something that he had no interest. So, it would turn out his love for gambling was the reason to be thankful for one of the most popular rock songs ever recorded.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus rose to fame during her early teens as a young singer with a dream in Disney’s ‘Hannah Montana’. The show’s popularity ensured that she was able to begin writing music from an early age, and the music sound ridiculously well. As well as having songs from the show, she also released ‘The Climb’, which remains one of her most popular songs to date. Her star was rising all the time, however, in 2013 things began to take a bit of a turn in an unexpected direction.

She released an album titled ‘Bangerz’, and her image was transformed from a Disney television character to something that you would be more accustomed to seeing as far away from kids as possible. She began wearing little clothing and performing more inappropriately. The height of this was a performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs, and the whole performance was a bit too awkward. Fortunately, she has settled down again, and she has been quickly forgiven for this rebellious phase.



About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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